from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital of Switzerland, in the west-central part of the country on the Aare River. Founded as a military post in 1191, it became part of the Swiss Confederation in 1353 and its capital in 1848. Population: 122,000.
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- proper n. The capital of Switzerland and of the canton of Bern.
- proper n. A canton of Switzerland.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of barn.
- n. A warrior; a hero; a man of valor; in later use, a poetic term for man.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the capital of Switzerland; located in western Switzerland
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It was exciting to arrive in Bern, it has been about six years since the last time I was there.
The reason we were in Bern was for the International Berner Damen-Cup, where many of the top teams around the world plus all ten Olympic teams were in the competition.
Bern is the capital of Switzerland and also where the Toblerone candy bar (my favorite) was originally made.
Report on the Second gathering of the International Federation Juventutem in Bern, Switzerland, February 21-22, 2009 (www. juventutem.org).
A similar declaration will be signed with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Sch ä uble on Oct. 28 in Bern, according to the Swiss authorities.
Working through the German legation in Bern, the Association established an extensive book exchange system for POWs.
While traveling between France and Italy, he stopped first in Bern, Switzerland, where he held meetings with Christian Phildius and Archibald Harte regarding World's Alliance WPA operations, which were supported by American YMCA funds.
Harte worked with relative impunity from his offices in Bern and Copenhagen, answerable only to the International
He also worked in Bern, taking on the responsibility of locating American prisoners of war in Germany.
In addition, the American YMCA staff in Bern continued to edit and print large numbers of Russian textbooks, which the Association imported into Germany. 16